SUV driver arrested for hitting 15 people in New Mexico

SUV driver arrested for hitting 15 people in New Mexico

Suv driver arrested for hitting 15 people in New Mexico

Navajo Nation representatives at rally   SUV driver arrested for hitting 15 people in New Mexico

At a Native American holiday, a car was rammed into a column of people at high speed

An investigation is underway into a collision with people who gathered at a parade on Thursday in Gallup , New Mexico.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez and his family were among those miraculously uninjured when a large SUV drove through a Native American culture parade in western New Mexico, in causing at least 15 people to be injured.

City police took the driver into custody that same evening and later stated that he had consumed alcohol before racing down the parade route, which was the 10- daytime inter-tribal celebration of the city's centenary.

The car sped through the city center about 15 minutes after the start of the evening parade, in front of thousands of people. As the SUV sped near the parade, videos posted on social media showed people yelling for others to get out of the way, and some pushing parade participants to safety.

Police have yet to reveal the attacker's motive.